Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wednesday 9-30 The Only Health Care Plan Still Standing

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There are currently four health care plans with many variations and amendments in the Congress and the Senate. None will work. As I noted before, the TARP Inspector General has said that the total cost of all the Bail Outs to the taxpayers is 23.7 trillion dollars. You will remember that the insurance companies were amongst those receiving Bail Out cash.

Senator Max Baucus has put forth a plan without either single payer or even a public option. It requires you to buy insurance and to pay fines and even do jail time for non-compliance. Critics point out that is a tremendous subsidy to those same insurance that have been donating millions of dollars to the senators writing this bill. Critics have also said that the insurance companies will raise our rates and fees as soon as we lose the option of refusing their services. But the major problem is that these insurance companies are bankrupt and will not be able to perform the functions we would expect them to fulfill. In short the Baucus plan and the Republican plans of tax credits that make buying health insurance more affordable will not work as we have no federal tax money to give away.

The next two plans are single payer and the public option. But, as Michel Chossudovsky pointed out the other day, Bailouts and interest payments on the national debt plus military spending consumes 100% of America's tax revenues so there is nothing left over for health care, education, roads, parks, pensions, Social Security or anything else for that matter. John Williams at Shadow Stats has said that if we set aside funds today to make our payments for pensions, medicare and other commitments as corporations are required to do, we would have to raise the tax rate on every American to 100%. And that was before we upped the ante on the war in Afghanistan.

That means there is no money for Single payer and for the public option or even tax credits to work. In fact we will not have enough money for our existing Medicare and Medicaid programs.

But that does not matter to Wall Street. Because no matter which of the plans we select the Congress passed a law giving them what they wanted which is to put your health records into computers so they can have access to your personal history and more easily control you.

The only plan standing is mine which I outlined in my essay Rebuilding America published on my other blog. The idea is that we file RICO lawsuits against Wall Street, the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Media, the Foundations and any other persons and corporations involved in the criminal enterprise formerly known as the government of the United States. We could easily collect ten trillion dollars and put it into a retirement fund along with 4.5 trillion dollars from the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

All adult citizens who are currently working or retired would be given a share of the 14.5 trillion dollars to be deposited in co-operatively run funds that would provide our retirement and health benefits. The co-ops would be big enough to import cheaper drugs from overseas and to hire doctors and hospitals to perform services. We could eliminate a lot of billing paperwork. And the co-ops could also provide life, automobile and fire insurance plus act as our credit unions. The co-ops would also own shares in all of the big banks and brokerage firms which should have been liquidated through bankruptcy long ago.

I would have more funding from a Tobin tax (i.e. sales tax) on financial transactions that would be sufficient to fund current federal expenditures on Medicare, Social Security and the remaining legitimate federal expenses after we put the government on a diet. This would along with having the Treasury take over the Federal Reserve would abolish the income tax and all Social Security taxes.

The government and Wall Street could no longer tell us what to do because we would own our own resources. America has always been about freedom and self-determination for the people who do the work whether they are workers, farmers or self-employed professionals, contractors and small businessmen.

Until a new health plan is devised you will have to take charge of your own health because the dollar will crash along with all public and many private services. That is why I am passing along the following information as a starting point.

Margarine and all hydrogenated vegetable oils, such as, mayonnaise are poisons to humans. Consider this: You'd butter believe it: Margarine consumption is linked to lower IQs in children

I should caution you that adding supplements to your diet might not work if you continue to eat sugar, high fructose corn syrup, MSG and aspartame. High-Fructose Diet Raises Blood Pressure in Middle-Aged Men

Technically not a "vitamin," vitamin D is in a class by itself. Its metabolic product, calcitriol, is actually a secosteroid hormone that targets over 2000 genes (about 10% of the human genome) in the human body. Current research has implicated vitamin D deficiency as a major factor in the pathology of at least 17 varieties of cancer as well as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, muscle wasting, birth defects, periodontal disease, and more.

This video on YouTube is a little long. I personally take D3 and not D2.

Garlic prevents hypertension induced by chronic inhibition of nitric oxide synthesis.

Get The Lead Out This article is not just about garlic but also cilantro, chlorella and other foods that remove toxic metals from your body.

Green Tea Health Effects It is full of flavonoids, which give green tea its health benefits. These flavnoids, called polyphenols, are antioxidants. A subgroup of these antioxidants, called catechins, are abundant in green tea. One catechin in particular, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), is found only in tea and one of the most powerful antioxidants ever found. They are 20 times stronger than Vitamin E. Here is just a short list of the green tea health benefits according to various studies:

Cinnamon Prevents Insulin Resistance Induced by High-Fructose Diet

Curry 'may slow Alzheimer's' Turmeric might also help.

N.F.L. Study Finds Link to Dementia

And now for the rest of the news:

Health Care Overhaul and Mandatory Coverage Stir States’ Rights Claims

Glenn Greenwald & Arianna Huffington on Iran Video: Glenn Greenwald Takes on the Zio-Nazis

Obama chooses his words to dodge any deeds

High Frequency Forex Manipulation Evidence
The Forex market (Foreign Currency Exchange) is 3 trillion dollars a day. Front running is supposedly illegal. To front run a trade is to buy it a fraction of a second before the sucker can place his trade so you can sell it to him at a higher price.

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